High School Basketball

High school basketball highlights: Jan. 7

Boys

Clark County got a boost from senior Adam Fatkin to power past visiting Madison Southern 73-56. Fatkin, a 6-foot-6 center, scored 26 points to go with 14 rebounds and six blocked shots.

■ Thanks to an impressive 24-point performance from senior B.J. Moore and 17 points from sophomore Justin Johnson, host Sheldon Clark trounced Lawrence County 64-33. No one scored in double digits for the struggling Bulldogs.

■ Taylor Gover scored a career-high 38 points to lead host Pulaski County over Rockcastle County 85-57. Junior forward Tyler Goins backed Gover with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

■ Leading by only three points at the half, Boone County pulled away after the break to defeat visiting Sayre 71-52. Chase Stanley and Zane McQueary each scored 15 for the Rebels, while senior Reid Freeman led the Spartans with 22 points and five assists.

Louisville Trinity pounded Newport Central Catholic in its home opener, 73-34. It was the unbeaten Shamrocks' fourth win by more than 30 points this season. They were led by senior Nathan Dieudonne and junior James Quick with 12 points each. Newport Central Catholic scored in double figures in only one quarter: 11 points in the second.

Taylor County defeated a struggling Campbellsville 64-34 on the road, as the Eagles shot only 30 percent from field-goal range and 55 percent from the free-throw line. The Cardinals were led in scoring by Caleb Wiggington with 22 points. The sophomore forward also pulled down nine rebounds.

Covington Catholic hit 11 of its first 17 shots to take a commanding first-quarter lead en route to an 81-52 win over Beechwood. Sophomore guard Nick Ruthsatz led the host Colonels with 22 points, while the visiting Tigers got 17 from senior guard R.J. Estrella.■ A double-double each by Jaysean Paige and Dalton Cornett lifted host Perry County Central over Mercer County 74-50. Page, a senior guard, had 27 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the Commodores, while Cornett added 10 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. Mercer County got 19 points from junior Jordan Duncan.

■ Seniors Wendell Maupin (10 points, 10 rebounds) and Sawyer Stalcup (11 points, 10 rebounds) each turned in double-doubles in Clinton County's 86-40 home drubbing of Metcalfe County.

Paul Dunbar outlasted Mason County 55-46 in overtime, led by juniors Mike Smith's 19 points and William Gary's 17. Connor Osborne led the host Royals with 16 points.

Girls

Scott County used full-court pressure to take down district rival Henry Clay 73-49. The Lady Cards outscored the visiting Lady Devils 19-6 in the second quarter and continued to press the rest of the game. Sophomore guard Audriana Christopher led Scott County with 20 points and 8 assists, while Mary Logsdon (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Tereka Guyn (14 points, 14 rebounds) added double-doubles. Samantha Kinchen scored 12 for Henry Clay.

■ Sophomore guard Essence Grey scored her 1,000th career point as Danville handed Boyle County a 78-37 drubbing. Grey had 23 points, six assists and four steals for the hosts, while teammate Kasey Young scored a game-high 29 points and pulled down nine rebounds.

Russell County put away visiting Cumberland County 73-28, scoring more in the first quarter than Cumberland County managed in the first half. Regan Helm led the Lakers with a double-double. The junior guard had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Another junior, Leeann Grider, added 20 points.

Campbellsville fell to visiting Taylor County 54-59, despite senior Tiffany Slone's 21 points and junior Brittany Vaught's 20. The two combined to score over 80 percent of the Lady Eagles' points.

■ Host Washington County edged Bethlehem 52-50, led by Kenya Turner's double-double (23 points, 16 rebounds).

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